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Sony taps Danny Boyle as new Steve Jobs pic director

Sony Pictures looks to replace David Fincher with Danny Boyle to direct its Steve Jobs biopic with Boyle eying a big star to play Jobs.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Apr 22 2014 12:38 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs died there was a rush to get films in the works about his life. One of those films was an independent project with Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. The films didn't do well and quickly came to Netflix and home video. Sony is working on a much bigger budget version of a film about Jobs' life based on the Walter Isaacson.

Sony taps Danny Boyle as new Steve Jobs pic director | TweakTown.com

Originally, David Fincher was tapped to direct the picture, but he left after negotiations fell apart. Sony Pictures is now eyeing Danny Boyle to direct the film. Boyle is said to have approached Leonardo DiCaprio to play Jobs.

DiCaprio and Boyle have worked together in the past. The two teamed in a movie from 2000 called The Beach. Interestingly, Fincher had already approached Christian Bale about playing Jobs in the film. Bale hadn't been signed so if Boyle ends up directing he can offer the role to someone else.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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